Apr 28, 2020

Researchers crack COVID-19 genome signature

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Using machine learning, a team of Western computer scientists and biologists have identified an underlying genomic signature for 29 different COVID-19 DNA sequences.

This new data discovery tool will allow researchers to quickly and easily classify a deadly virus like COVID-19 in just minutes—a process and pace of high importance for strategic planning and mobilizing medical needs during a pandemic.

The study also supports the scientific hypothesis that COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) has its origin in bats as Sarbecovirus, a subgroup of Betacoronavirus.


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  1. Time says:

    How this is clear this research? I saw something different and I confiused now :(

    1. Eric Klien says:

      The genomic signature refers to the characteristic frequency of oligonucleotides in a genome or sequence. It can be used to see how related one DNA is to another.